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The Earth Science department offers selected courses via World Wide Web for distance education and Lifelong Learning. The M.S. degree can be earned entirely online. More details on the online M.S. in Earth Science at ESU can be found here. In order to take these courses, students must be enrolled officially, and they must be in contact with the teacher for necessary course materials and instructions. It's not possible to complete the courses from the web pages only. The following courses are now online; next scheduled offering is indicated for each. For more information about distance learning and online courses in earth science, contact J.S. Aber.

Course
Number

Course Title

Schedule

GO 326

Plate Tectonics

Each Spring

ES 331

Ice Age Environments

Fall 2013

GO 340

Gemstones and Gemology

Each Fall

ES 341

Wetland Environments

Spring 2014

ES 351

Introduction to Geospatial Analysis

Each Spring

ES 521

History of Geology

Spring 2013

ES 546

Field Geomorphology

Fall 2013

ES 551

Computer Mapping Systems

Fall 2012

ES 555

Small Format Aerial Photography

Summer 2012

GO 571

Hydrogeology

Each Spring

GO 572

Contaminant Hydrogeology

Each Fall

GO 580

Environmental Field Methods

Spring 2013

ES 739

Research Problem

Each Semester

ES 767

Quaternary Geology

Fall 2013

ES 767

Global Tectonics

Each Spring

ES 767

Wetland Environments

Spring 2014

ES 771

Remote Sensing

Fall 2012

ES 775

Advanced Image Processing

Fall 2013

ES 875

Thesis

Each Semester

More online curriculum

  • Web reports for ES 111 Introduction to Earth Science Lab.
  • Resources for GO 324 Rocks and Minerals.
  • Syllabus for GO 336 Mineralogy.

U.S. News and World Report listed Emporia State University among the top 20 nationwide for online graduate programs in education (Oct. 16, 2006).

See web-based instruction.

                                             ESU Earth Science online student projects.                                                More geoscience webcourses.